More Better Deals (Paperback)Joe R. Lansdale (author)
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Full of grit, wit and dark humour, More Better Deals showcases Edgar award-winning author Joe Lansdale's brilliant writing and delivers another unputdownable thriller.
'A folklorist's eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur's sense of pace.'
New York Times Book Review
Ed Edwards works in the dirty, tough world of used car sales, but feels sure he is destined for more in life. Dreaming of a brighter future for himself and his plucky little sister, Ed wants to get out of the game.
And when Dave, his lazy, grease-stained boss, sends him to repossess a Cadillac, the better deal Ed has been searching for suddenly seems in reach.
The Cadillac in question belongs to Frank Craig and his beautiful wife, Nancy, owners of a local drive-in and pet cemetery. Ed knows Nancy well - too well. In the throes of their salacious affair, Nancy has suggested they kill Frank and claim his insurance policy. It is a tantalising offer: Ed can finally say goodbye to cars and maybe even send his sister to college.
But does he have what it takes to seal the deal?
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 232 x 152 x 24 mm
Joe Lansdale is one of the dark kings of modern mystery fiction, a master of the genre. His name deserves to be whispered with the greats -- John Connolly
Hap and Leonard remain two of the most likable characters in crime fiction * Kirkus *
The Texan equivalent to our own Christopher Brookmyre . . . A rollicking pulp thriller, with a surprisingly warm and empathetic core * Glasgow Herald *
Raucous . . . As always, Lansdale provides a wild, fun ride with an astute eye on social issues * Publishers Weekly *
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